Today it's a very old compass.
This one belonged to my grandfather. I believed he carried it during WWII.
Solid brass. Made in France.
It has a cool feature of a small little bar that you can push that locks the compass. I think this is for traveling so the needle doesn't move around.
It's seen many, many miles of use.
It's a cool little compass that looks like it can take a beating, and continue to help you find your way.
I have a terrible built in sense of direction, so I think I'll be keeping this close to me.
If your "cell phone" doesn't have GPS, then maybe you could use one of these. They never run out of batteries and look damn cooler than a cell phone.... It's Vintage Gear for Guys.